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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide by Charlotte K. Lowrie

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Chapter 6: Customizing the EOS 5D Mark III

The EOS 5D Mark III is a great camera to use straight out of the box, but you can increase both your shooting pleasure and efficiency by customizing the camera to suit your style and preferences. The 5D Mark III offers three major categories of customization:

Custom Functions (customfn.eps). These enable you to change camera controls and behavior as well as to set up the camera for both general and venue-specific shooting situations.

Custom, or C modes. These enable you to set up virtually everything on the camera and then save all the settings as c1.eps, c2.eps, and c3.eps shooting modes.

My Menu (mymenu.eps). This is a menu tab where you can place your six most frequently used menu items for quick access.

These three features save time and offer shooting advantages.

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One of the first things I do with a new camera is set the Custom Functions to suit my personal preferences. ...

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